Texas Gov. Seeks EPA Waiver For Renewable Fuel Standard

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 7:42 PM EDT) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday to grant his state a waiver to the national renewable fuel standard, saying this summer’s drought has sapped production of corn used to make ethanol.

In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Perry, a Republican, asked for a full or partial waiver to the EPA’s renewable fuel requirements in 2012 and 2013.

The renewable fuel standard, or RFS, mandates that fuel producers use an increasing amount of renewable fuels like corn-based ethanol...
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